Dunlop Coated Textiles - TPU Division
The existing Dunlop Greengate TPU extrusion coating division, based in Bolton, United Kingdom, has now also been re-named Dunlop Coated Textiles TPU Division. The company has been extrusion coating polyether and polyester TPU, in both single and double-sided versions up to a finished width of 190cm for over 50 years.
Rafts manufactured from Dunlop Greengate coated fabrics have seen many years service, since their introduction in the mid 1970s.
Single and double sided coated fabrics manufactured by Dunlop Greengate, have been independently tested and approved to the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 1974, as amended, (1) for use as buoyancy tubes, inflatable supports for canopies and floors of inflatable life rafts.
TPU Division products include:..
- Life raft buoyancy tubes
- Life raft canopy supports
- Life raft floors
- Marine emergency escape systems
- Oil booms
- Aircraft escape slides
- Naval decoy support systems
- Life jackets
- Air wedges
- Emergency shelters
- Sewer linings
The majority of products manufactured by Dunlop Greengate for use in inflatable products is coated with thermoplastic polyurethane or TPU. The structure of the TPU is such that a wide variety of fabrication techniques can be used including RF welding, hot air welding, hot knife welding and gluing; or combinations of these.
The polyurethane is chosen because it provides a tough abrasion resistant barrier which has excellent low temperature performance and it does not support fungal growth. The polyurethane coating is available in its clear natural state or pigmented, either to our standard range our customised to meet you requirements.
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